by Bill Pearis
When you think Manchester, England you may think Stone Roses and The Smiths, but in the case of Mazes, it's more Sebadoh and Soul Asylum. Not unlike Yuck, this trio owe lots to '90s indie rock as can be heard on their debut album A Thousand Heys which came out in April. You can stream the whole thing over at FatCat Records' website.
The band played a lot of shows at SXSW this year and were one of my highlights of the fest. Mazes return to the U.S. later this month for their first U.S. tour, opening for White Denim. That tour hits NYC on June 25 at Bowery Ballroom. All tour dates are below.
Mazes - 2011 Tour Dates
June 21 - Washington, DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
June 23 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
June 24 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
June 25 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 27 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
June 28 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
June 29 - Indianapolis, IN @ Rock Lobster
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
July 01 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
**all dates with White Denim